Winnie Soon “Throb” (2018–19)

Installation. Matrix printer, continous feed paper, Raspberry Pi, hd screen, softwareapplication. Dimensions variable.

(excerpt): "The project Throb makes a direct connection to an iconic and animated graphic called throbber through generating the typographical symbols with characters —, \, |, /, usually indicating (micro-)temporal actions are performed behind the screens of loading, waiting and buffering in digital culture. It is commonly seen while waiting for a transaction to complete or loading a live stream on a screen.

The “now” that we are immediately experienced via streaming and displaying live data, from personal computers, smartphones, IoT devices, and among other interfaces, is essentially a delayed present with networked agencies, computational procedures and technological operativities ..."

Full text and danish translation is available in the exhibition


Winnie Soon (HK/DK) is an artist-researcher working at the intersection of media/computational art, software studies, cultural studies and code practice. Her research and practice is dedicated to the cultural implications of technologies where computational processes are increasingly manifesting our programmed experiences. Her works deal with topics around computational culture, in particular regard to automated censorship, data circulation, real-time processing/liveness, invisible infrastructure and the culture of code practice.

Soon’s artworks and projects have been exhibited and presented internationally at museums, festivals, public libraries, universities and conferences across Europe, Asia and America. In 2019, she has received the Expanded Media Award for Network Culture at Stuttgarter Filmwinter — Festival for Expanded Media, WRO 2019 Media Art Biennale Award and Public Library Prize for Electronic Literature (short-listed), Literature in Digital Transformation. Currently, she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Digital Design at Aarhus University.
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